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Star of the Week
During the “Field Season” (May - September) the fossil crew chooses individuals to become a CFDC Paleo Star of the Week.
The fossil crew looks for someone who discovered a really cool fossil or many fossils during their visit to the CFDC. It could also be someone who knows a lot about fossils or rocks or even someone who had a lot of fun with us!
Individuals awarded as the Paleo Star of the Week will be recognized in the museum as well as this website with a caption as to why they were chosen and presented with a certificate. At the end of the field season we will draw one of our Paleo Stars for a grand prize. Good luck to everyone!
2012 PALEO STARS
May 6, 2012 - Marike Braki
Marik is a grade nine student from the University of Winnipeg Collegiate. During the fossil dig Marik located two mosasaur fig fragments. Marik showed great excavation skills and lots of interest. He was a great addition to our fossil team!
May 13, 2012 - Joshua Lontajo
Joshua is a student in the Sisler High School Life Skills Program. Joshua showed enthusiasm and curiosity from the very beginning. During the dig Joshua found a fossil fragment. Joshua had an amazing attitude towards the fossil crew and his fellow participants. Thanks for the great work!
May 20, 2012 - Garth Schick
Garth Schick is a Grade Eight and Nine science teacher. Mr. Schick located part of squid during his dig tour, known as Tusoteuthis longa. His son, Brady was eager to help uncover this discovery. Mr. Schick showed a keen interest by asking great questions. Thank you for working with us!
May 27, 2012 - Gillam School
These young enthusiasts are Grade Five students from Gillam School. They worked together to uncover the fossil remains of a Hesperonis regalis, a Cretaceous aquatic bird. Thanks for the great find!
June 3, 2012 - Sabrina Leenders
Sabrina is a Grade Seven student from Acadia Junior High. Sabrina discovered a fish vertebra from a Cimolichthys nepaholica. Sabrina had an amazing attitude, expressing a love for everything to do with dinosaurs. She is a brilliant palaeontologist in the making!
June 11, 2012 - Peter Cantelon
Peter Cantelon joined the fossil crew for a day out in the field. Using a mix of luck and impressive detection skills, Peter uncovered a Styxosaurus vertebra and Hesperornis tibiotarsus soon after arriving. Peter should bring this amazing luck to our dig sites every day. This find will be remembered for quite a long time.
June 18, 2012 - David Godin & Bailey Isaak
David and Bailey are Grade seven students from La Salle School. David discovered a fish vertebrae and Bailey discovered a fish jaw. Their enthusiasm and excitement was superb. It was great working with you!
June 25, 2012 - Carson Gansekoele
Carson is a Grade four student from Dufferin Christian School. Carson discovered a fragment of mosasaur vertebrae. Carson was knowledgeable about mosasaurs from a school project. Thank you for your curiosity.
July 2, 2012 - Grace Thomson
Grace visited the museum on a ½ day fossil dig adventure tour with her grandmother and aunt. During this time Grace uncovered eleven mosasaur fossil fragments! The enthusiasm of this group was greatly appreciated.
July 9, 2012 - Deborah Kennedy
Deborah joined us out in the field for two days with her children. Working through the heat, she managed to make a great find. Deborah discovered a rare ichthyornis hip bone. Thank you for exploring with us.
July 16, 2012 - Brice Beauchesne
Brice joined us out in the field for two weeks. In that time he became a part of the CFDC crew, going out to different dig sites and also working behind the scenes in the lab. Brice showed a keen interest and enthusiasm for paleontology. Thanks for joining us!
July 23, 2012 - Greg and CJ Klauer
This week’s Paleostars were a blast to have in the field with us. Their keen interest and diverse conversations made the days very enjoyable. Together we created an awesome plaster jacket in the field. Thank you very much for joining our team!
July 30, 2012 - Ricky Wiebe
Ricky has completed every Dino Day Camp activity, becoming a Dino Day camp expert. Ricky has joined us for two days a week since the beginning of the 2012 program. Ricky is nine years old and has a keen interest in dinosaurs. After touring the museum many times Ricky is starting to become an expert on all things cretaceous. Thanks for joining us here at the museum!
August 6, 2012 - Josie Puch, Kyra and Maurin Smith
Josie, Kyra, and Maurin are young adventurers. They worked diligently during fossil dig, eventually discovering a fish scale. They were very energetic and showed interest in every part of the dig. Thanks for coming out!
August 13, 2012 - Ryan French and gang
This group had a great adventurous spirit. Their interest in all parts of the day was great to see. Ryan worked very efficiently discovering a cluster of fish vertebrae with the help of his two sons. Thanks for joining us in the field!
August 20, 2012 - Alex Bistyak
Alex had an excellent fossil finding day. Alex discovered fragments from a mosasaur finger bone and tooth. Alex also found small fragments from various fish. Alex is an expert at fossil digging and hopes to palaeontologist when he grows up. Thanks for the great day in the field!
Prior Year's Paleo Stars